TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface

  1. Executive Summary

  2. Introduction and Background

    1. Background of UCAR and NCAR
    2. UCAR, NCAR, and the Universities
    3. Management Philosophy and Objectives
    4. Summary of NCAR Divisional Reviews Related to Fourth-Year Review

  3. Program Performance

    1. Strategic Planning and Leadership
      1. Planning and Priority Setting
      2. Scientific and Technical Leadership

    2. Impact of NCAR's Overall Programs on the Quality of the Nation's Atmospheric and Related Sciences
      1. Long-Range, Sustained Scientific Programs
      2. Facility Development and Support
      3. Intellectual Infrastructure

    3. Community Service by NCAR Programs
      1. Data Services
      2. Observational Facility and Field Program Support
      3. Community Computing Resources
      4. Professional Activities

    4. Scientific and Technological Cross-Divisional Interactions and Interdisciplinary Programs

  4. External Linkages

    1. Programs and Projects
    2. Visitor Programs
    3. Reciprocal Appointments
    4. Joint Publications
    5. Workshops and Colloquia

  5. Education, Training, and Knowledge Transfer

    1. Education and Training
      1. Project LEARN
      2. SOARS
      3. SNOE
      4. Exhibits, Tours, and Public Outreach

    2. Knowledge Transfer
      1. Translating Science for Policy-Makers
      2. Transferring Technology

  6. Non-NSF Programs

    1. HIRDLS
      1. Overview
      2. Impact of HIRDLS on NCAR's Program and Benefit to the Community
      3. Integration of HIRDLS into NCAR and UCAR
      4. Present and Future Community Service
      5. Interactions Fostered by HIRDLS
      6. Science, Education, and Applications That Complement the Overall NCAR Program

    2. Research Applications Program
      1. Overview
      2. Impact of RAP on NCAR's Program and Benefit to the Community
      3. Integration of RAP into NCAR and UCAR
      4. Present and Future Community Service
      5. Scientific and Cross-Divisional Interactions
      6. Science, Education, and Applications That Complement the Overall NCAR Program

  7. Management Information

    1. Management Roles
      1. NSF
      2. UCAR Members and the University Community
      3. The UCAR Trustees
      4. The UCAR President's Office
      5. The NCAR Director's Office
      6. The NCAR Division Directors
      7. Scientific Appointments Policies and Procedures
      8. The NCAR Staff

    2. Future Plans

  8. Financial Information

    1. NCAR Budget History

Conclusion